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Criminal Justice

Co-published with The New York Times. Fines and fees trap people in a kind of penury from which they may never escape.

Co-published with The Nation. Counties aren’t supposed to use Covid funds to build jails and prisons—but that hasn’t stopped some of them from trying to do it …

Co-published with Jacobin. Police departments spend tens of millions of dollars every year to manipulate the news, flooding the discourse with “copaganda.”

Co-published with Salt Lake City WeeklyCritics say a lack of trust between police and the homeless community is to blame for an unsolved homicide in Utah.

Co-published with The New RepublicChristopher Dunn has spent more than 30 years in prison for a murder he and others say he didn’t commit. The state of …

Co-published with The Washington Post. It shouldn’t be so hard to differentiate between law-abiding U.S. citizens and wanted criminals.

Co-published with FRONTLINE. The investigation of a murder that took place 50 years ago uncovers an untold story of the civil rights movement and Black resistance to racist …

Co-published with The New Republic. Crime Stoppers’ role in shaping policy and public perception on criminal justice has received little scrutiny.

Co-published with The CutAfter having a stillbirth, Adora Perez was charged with murder.

Co-published with The Denver Post. Vanessa Peoples received a six-figure settlement after Aurora police used excessive force in 2017.

Co-published with CrosscutThe state ranks near worst in the nation for constraints on civil asset forfeiture.

Co-published with CrosscutWashington police sell or use millions of dollars’ worth of seized property each year. Legislators haven’t managed to change the rules.

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